Nancy
Nancy is a motion graphics professional with over 20 years experience in the business. A graduate of both McGill University (Montreal) and Pratt Institute (New York),. She started off her career as a graphic designer, but has continually enjoyed learning new software applications. She began using After Effects when it was still called CoSa After Effects, and is an enthusiastic user. A partner at Mettle, she has been involved in the development of the Next Gen Software Plug-ins: FreeForm V2, ShapeShifter AE, and FreeForm Pro.
Tutorials
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Build Me Some Hope: Lip-Synced Character Animation Series OverviewAetuts retina lip sync character overview
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    Here is a sneak peek and introduction to an excellent tutorial series on Character Animation in After Effects by David Legion. We'll be posting a new part each week, so stay tuned.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create The Amazing Spider-Man Title Sequence Entirely In After EffectsSpidey 200px
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    Nancy will show us how to create the title sequence for the Amazing Spider-Man entirely in After Effects using ShapeShifter AE. She shows us how to combine Shape Layers + Layer Masks to model and animate Spidey’s symbol. Download the free project file and follow along. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to create!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Pencils, Pigment & Pixels - Dan Gies Interview Part 2Dan int 200px part 2
    In Part 2 of this interview, Dan Gies shares with Nancy from Mettle about his methodology and the importance of spontaneity to the creative process.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Bats, Mom, Rainbows, Dad & Nanotechnology - Dan Gies Interview Part 1Dan int 200px part 1
    Nancy from Mettle interviews Dan Gies. Dan is an award-winning animator, coder, illustrator, musician, and above all else, a great storyteller. He is also the author of what some have called the definitive tutorial series on character animation in After Effects: How To Create and Rig a Realistic Puppet. Check out Part 2.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Creating a 3D Pixelstorm with ShapeShifter AE - Part 3Part 3 thumb 200x
    Part 3 concludes the 3D Pixelstorm series. Nancy covers the deformation features in ShapeShifter AE. She'll shows Mettle’s take on deformations which prove to be quite powerful and versatile. Nancy will then wrap it up by applying some finishing touches.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Creating a 3D Pixelstorm with ShapeShifter AE - Part 2Part 2 thumb 200x
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    In Part 2, Nancy focuses primarily on ShapeShifter AE's built-in Generator. Some have called it a mini built-in Mo Graph (a la C4D), others say it's closer to a particle system... we just call it awesome! :) Check it out.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Creating a 3D Pixelstorm with ShapeShifter AE - Part 1Part 1 thumb 200x
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    Nancy shows us how to use ShapeShifter AE along with 2D Tools, filters and presets found in After Effects, to create a complex 3D animation. She covers 3D shape morphs and explores many of the features available in Mettle's ShapeShifter AE. All this, in no time at all. :)Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How To Make "Big Bucks" With ShapeShifter AESsaethumb
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    Today we have a brief Quick Tip on how to create a complex-looking 3D logo in After Effects, using ShapeShifter AE. She explains how to use a combination of displacement mapping and reflection mapping to create a 3D logo in a matter of minutes.Read More…